Non-fermenting Gram negative bacilli associated with acute respiratory infections in children in Madras.

Paramasivan, C.N.; Sivadasan, K.; Manjula Datta; Vallishayee, R.S.; Prabhakar, R.

Journal of Tropical Paediatrics; 1987; 33.

Non-fermenting Gram Negative Bacilli (NFGNB) were isolated as the most predominant organism from children suffering from acute respiratory illness (ARI) and accounted for 40 out of 151 children reported in the study. Five of the NFGNB were isolated in pure culture and all of them were from children having lower respiratory infection. The isolation of NFGNB was higher when the duration of illness exceeded 7 days (44 per cent) as compared to 22 per cent with less than 7 days duration (p=0.03). Detailed identification studies on 61 isolates of NFGNB showed that 56 (92 per cent) of them belonged to Pseudomonas pseudoalkaligenes alkaligenes group. Four strains were identified as Ps.pseudomallei group and one as Ps.stutzeri . The majority of the NFGNB isolates showed multidrug resistance.


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